Well, if you take your hobby so much so that you're "blinded", whether it be drugs, sports, Money, children, you might as well be commiting Shirk/Idol Worship
Note that Shirk/Idol worship is NOT limited to the concievabvle praying to statues:
Forms of Idol worship
That is not the Quranic understanding. Idols simply represent deities. Deities cold be ancestors, planets, creatures, nature etc. But its based on theology. Rashad Khalifah has not informed us of what the pagans of Mecca believed. He probably didn't know. But as shown by research into pagan religions its all based on theology.
Devotion to deceased relatives was a mainstay in Norse religion. Ancestors constituted one of the most ancient and widespread types of deity worshipped in the Nordic region. Although most scholarship focuses on the larger community's dedication to more fantastic gods and myths of the Vikings, it is understood that some sort of ancestor worship was probably an element of the private religious practices of the farmstead and village. Often times in addition to showing adoration to the standard Nordic gods, warriors would toast to “their kinsmen who lay in barrows
All Nordic peoples recognized a range of spirits dwelling in particular objects and places, such as trees, stones, waterfalls, lakes, houses, and small handmade idols. These localized deities would receive offerings from Cult leaders through the use of Sami seidi altars, which were placed among the forests and mountain sides which would be designated and restricted for certain deities. These altars were seen as the only means in which to confirm receptiveness of the offerings by the Cult leaders.
Localized Deities played a significant role in religiously themed Nordic poems and sagas. In the poem Austrafaravisur (c.1020), the Christian skald Sigvatr complains of not being able to get into to any of the farms around the area of Sweden where he visits because of the diligent celebration of a sacrifice in honor of the elves.
These localized deities also held the capacity of being a part of an intimate and personal relationship with the worshiper. It was very common for an individual to have their own personal guardian spirits who would receive personal offerings and relate to the individual's own dynamics.
 Agrarian Deities
As agriculture developed in the Nordic communities so did the use of agricultural deities. As Norse life depended more and more on the factors that affected their crops, they began to dedicate more time to the deities that they believed had control over the weather, seasonal cycle, crops, and other agricultural aspects. Gods such as Freyr were portrayed as having control over the weather and being a commander of fertility amongst the crops.
"Freyr" (1901) by Johannes Gehrts, The god associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and was pictured as a phallic fertility god.
Although anthropomorphic in many respects, what is unique about these gods is the enhanced aspects of sexuality, reproduction, and fertility. Not only do these gods have reign over the crops but they were also believed to have a profound effect on livestock, as they were often displayed with horns or animal fur.
A mainstay of Agrarian Deities is the use of magic for regeneration, which opens the door for other uses of magic. The Eddaic poem Voluspa portrays Vanir magic as a powerfully potent force used against the AEsir(Volupsa).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_religion#Localized_Deities
Thats what the Quran is talking about. Many paganism religions worship spirits and nature and planets. Others worshiped ancestors whose spiritis became divine.
Plus I noticed that rashad did not interpret some of the verses properly.
And his fruits were encompassed [by ruin], so he began to turn his hands about [in dismay] over what he had spent on it, while it had collapsed upon its trellises, and said, "Oh, I wish I had not associated with my Lord anyone
Rashad seems to think any veneration of some sort is an idol. Well then a Quranist can be accused of idolizing a book called the Quran.